Jessica Metcalfe

Jessica Metcalfe

As a Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe is connected to a rich design heritage.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Arizona, Jessica wrote her doctoral dissertation on Native designers of high fashion (which she’s currently adapting into a book), is the main author of Beyond Buckskin, a web site focused on all topics related to Native American fashion, and is the owner of the Beyond Buckskin Boutique, which promotes and sells Native-made couture, streetwear, jewelry, and accessories.

A presenter and lecturer at numerous national conferences, museums and co-curated exhibitions, she’s taught courses in American Indian studies, studio art, art history, and literature at tribal colleges and state universities. Her current work focuses on Native American art, clothing, and design from all time periods, with an emphasis on contemporary artists.


Past Presentations

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008